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Wednesday 17.6.2020

Reading and EAD


Today we are going to learn the Gruffalo song.

Click on the link below to watch the author Julia Donaldson perform the song with her husband. As she sings the song Julia Donaldson is using sign language to match the words. Can you join in with her?

The lyrics are also shown below so you can sing along. 

 How do you think the Gruffalo would walk and talk?

Can you stomp around like a Gruffalo?

The Gruffalo Song in Makaton

Julia Donaldson sings the Gruffalo song using Makaton to sign along.

Look at the picture carefully and see if you can answer the questions. Who does the mouse meet now? What kind of house does the snake live in? The snake’s house is on the bank of a what? What is swimming in the river?

Maths/PD/Mark Making


Today we are going to make some Gruffalo mud, this could get messy!

You might want to do this outside.

You will need:


Large bowl


Measuring spoons

Measuring cups


Plastic toy animals





Cocoa Powder



Measure 2 cups of flour into the bowl

Add 2 cups of water

Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder


Keep stirring until the lumps disappear and the consistency is good for printing.

If it is too runny then add more flour, too dry add more water but this  worked perfectly for Mrs Warren!


Then choose your animals to print with or you could use finger tips.

Dip them in the Gruffalo mud and press onto the paper.

Say the numbers in order as you print.

Which animal made the biggest/smallest footprints?


You could practise making shapes in your mud, can you draw a round shape, a straight line can you go up and down or side to side?


Mrs Warren making Gruffalo mud...

Physical Development

Gruffalo Jumping

Can you jump like a Gruffalo?

Have a try at  some of these jumps, you will need to listen carefully and copy  your grown up.


Scissor jumps: land with one foot forward, then on the next jump switch feet


Cross jumps: land with feet crossed like an X, then apart, then crossed again


Duckie: land with heels apart, toes and knees pointed in; then on next jump, put heels together and toes and knees pointed out


Swing: land on one foot and swing the opposite leg out to the side, then switch on next jump.